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Partnership: CIS

The partnership between SANS and the Center for Internet Security draws on the shared mission to ensure that InfoSec practitioners in critical organizations have the skills needed to protect national security and enhance the cyber security readiness and response of state, provincial, local, tribal and territorial government entities. This program offers both security awareness and online technical training courses to qualifying organizations at a substantial cost savings.

Through the SANS partnership, and the aggregate buy program, you can get the training you need, at an affordable cost, and improve your organization's security posture. Special discounts are available during our summer aggregate purchase window, June 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015 on the products below:

SANS Online Training and Certification

Online Training from SANS Institute is a flexible and effective option for information security professionals of all experience levels to complete SANS' top training from any location. Training credits may be purchased through the SANS partnership for our two most popular online training formats: OnDemand (self-paced E-learning) and vLive (live, virtual classroom). Each offers slightly different features so that students can choose the workflow, interaction and speed of training that they prefer.

OnDemand is a custom E-learning training system that provides four months of access to a SANS course via online courseware. Choose from our library of over 30 OnDemand courses that include; video based training, hands-on labs, quizzes for topic reinforcement, and MP3s of lectures by SANS' top instructors. OnDemand courses also include support by SANS Subject-Matter Experts and powerful search features. See www.sans.org/ondemand/courses for a complete list of available courses.

vLive is a live, online training option that provides interactive, virtual classroom sessions. Classes typically meet two evenings per week for five or six weeks. This training format also provides six-months of access to an archived version of your course. SANS standard courseware and hands-on lab exercises are included to reinforce the skills learned. A list of currently scheduled vLive courses may be found at www.sans.org/vlive/sessions

Securing The Human

SANS also recognizes that non-technical individuals need training on awareness and compliance if information security is to be achieved across an entire organization. Securing The Human goes beyond compliance and focuses on changing human behavior to offer a complete security awareness solution. Though the SANS partnership, qualified organizations* can save up to 75% on several key Securing The Human products:

  • STH.EndUser - Comprehensive Security Awareness based on the 20 Critical Security Controls
  • STH.Utility - Addresses NERC CIP Reliability Standards required by the Utility industry.
  • STH.Developer - Train web developers on the OWASP Top 10 Web Vulnerabilities and SDLC
  • STH.Phishing - Test your employees by executing your own phishing campaigns in a manner consistent with what real criminals are doing.

All Securing The Human training is SCORM and 508 compliant and can be supplemented with the purchase of additional Support Materials to reinforce information learned. For more detailed information, including pricing, or to request a demo account, please visit http://www.securingthehuman.org/programs/government.

*Program Qualification

This is an exclusive program. Current eligible constituencies include state, provincial, local, territorial, and tribal government organizations, state and local law enforcement agencies, and related non-profit organizations in the US and Canada. To meet the particular needs of these constituencies, SANS Institute has partnered with the Center for Internet Security (CIS) to offer discounted rates, on specific products, through an aggregate purchase program.

Sole Source Statement

"SANS training and GIAC certifications are sole source products, manufactured, sold, and distributed exclusively by Escal Institute of Advanced Technologies, Inc. (dba SANS Institute, hereafter known as SANS). SANS products must be purchased directly from SANS (www.sans.org). There are no agents or dealers authorized to represent this product, other than select program specific third party agreements to meet a specific end customer procurement requirement, such as CIS."

No Reselling Disclaimer

SANS products, training and services, including GIAC certification, cannot be resold without explicit and written approval from an official at SANS Institute.